PhD in English | GIFT University

PhD in English

Brief Overview:

PhD (English) is a three years program, consisting of one year coursework and two years research. The program has pathways to English Literature and Applied Linguistics with aims to broaden and deepen researchers’ knowledge and understanding of their chosen topic of study. The PhD program is for those who are eager to make substantial and original contributions to the development of knowledge in English literature and applied linguistics. The prime focus is on the interplay between the multi-dimensional research in these two areas. Exploration of the nexus between theory and practice begins with six taught courses that will develop students’ capability to perceive critical issues facing applied linguists and English literature. This broad foundation will enable students to hone their specific interests towards the conduct of supervised research that will make an original contribution to their fields.

 

Objectives:

PhD English is a perfect choice for those who have a keen research interest in the areas of English Literature and Applied Linguistics. The objectives of these two pathways are to:

  1. Broaden and deepen students’ research skills in the respective areas.
  2. Produce scholars of English language and literature who are familiar with modern research theories and practices.
  3. Preparing and submitting material for research and publications.
  4. Study in depth and reflect critically upon an aspect of research method relevant to the dissertation topic.
  5. Carry out systematic research into the primary, critical and theoretical literature relevant to the dissertation topic.
  6. Develop an independent dissertation project.
 

Entry Requirements for the Program:

 

Graduates holding MPhil English, MPhil English Language Teaching (ELT), MPhil Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Language (TESOL), MPhil Linguistics/Applied Linguistics or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the HEC with minimum 3.00 CGPA are eligible to apply. Additional qualifications such as a relevant post-graduate diploma or teaching experience in the relevant field will be given preference.

  1. Candidates will be required to submit an original and robust research proposal in the field of English Literature or Applied Linguistics.
  2. Applicants are required to give a written admission test.
  3. Successful candidates will be required to follow up in an interview.
  4. The selected applicants will be recommended for admission.
 

Program Structure:

 

Structure Number of Courses Credit Hours

Courses

6 18

Thesis

1 36

Total

7 54

 

Entry Requirements for the Program:

 

Graduates holding MPhil English, MPhil English Language Teaching (ELT), MPhil Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Language (TESOL), MPhil Linguistics/Applied Linguistics or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the HEC with minimum 3.00 CGPA are eligible to apply. Additional qualifications such as a relevant post-graduate diploma or teaching experience in the relevant field will be given preference.

  1. Candidates will be required to submit an original and robust research proposal in the field of English Literature or Applied Linguistics.
  2. Applicants are required to give a written admission test.
  3. Successful candidates will be required to follow up in an interview.
  4. The selected applicants will be recommended for admission.

Enquiries

The Admission Office at GIFT University deals with the enquiries concerning admissions. The prospective candidates are advised to consult this office during working hours of the University.

 

General Criteria to Apply

  • The candidate fulfills the eligibility conditions of the program.
  • The candidate must have earned the eligibility qualification from a recognized educational institution.
  • Good proficiency in English language.
  • The candidate has not been debarred on disciplinary grounds during his earlier educational career.

Admission Application

  • Applications for admissions are invited through advertisement in the media. The prospective candidates are advised to obtain the University Prospectus, Application Form and Admission Schedule from the Admissions Office. They may make queries to the officer on duty for further information.
  • Admission Application should be submitted together with all required documents within the prescribed time limit in the Student Affairs Centre Admissions Office.
  • Online Applicants can apply just by filling the required fields of Online Application Form. Their documents will be verified at the day of admissions test and interview.
  • After admission test and interview, the Admission Committee will advise the successful candidates to deposit fee and other dues in the Accounts Office within the specified time limit.
  • On payment of fee and dues, the Accounts Office will issue the Registration Number to the candidate. at least two days prior to the commencement of the semester.